TETON COUNTY, WY — A man was tragically killed in a bear attack while hunting elk earlier this year, Guns.com reports.
While fatal bear attacks are extremely uncommon, but not unheard of, the worst part of this killing is that the loss of life seems to have been entirely preventable.
The Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration, in conjunction with state conservation officials and the Teton County Sheriff’s office, has been examining the case of the bear attack on bowhunter Corey Chubon and hunting guide Mark Uptain, 37, that left the latter dead in September.
Although both had bear spray and Uptain had a 10mm Glock in a shoulder holster, WyoFile reported that the gun, determined by investigators to be in working condition, did not have a round in the chamber and the guide had taken the pistol off while he helped Chubon dress an elk the sportsman had harvested.
The bear, who conservation officers believe was attracted to the scent of the felled elk, attacked Uptain first and Chubon, who went for the handgun, could not get a shot off.
And the reason why he couldn’t get a shot off is a huge point in favor of all of …Read the Rest
Source:: Concealed Nation